An odd choice, but exciting nonetheless. Carnival announced yesterday that the Carnival Conquest will reposition over to Miami in November 2013 to make room for the Carnival Sunshine (ex-Carnival Destiny) in NOLA. New Orleans originally lost the Conquest to Galveston after Katrina, and they only recently got her back after the Magic arrived in Galveston. Carnival was hesitant to increase tonnage in NOLA due to slow sales, but things appear to be turning around.

Now Carnival will mark the US Debut of the heavily renovated Carnival Sunshine with 7 night routes from Louisiana.